As a business owner specializing in industrial manufacturing and construction processes, it’s imperative to ensure that all your pieces of equipment and appliances operate in optimal conditions. With your equipment operating in prime condition, you can rest assured knowing that productivity is maintained and earning substantial profits is nothing short of the expected norm.
However, most business owners hardly maintain their furnaces in top notch condition despite serving as an essential component in daily business operations. While every furnace is susceptible to exhibiting waning performance signs, you might want to detect such signs much earlier to avoid spending a fortune with replacement down the road. Here are a few reasons you need a furnace repair contractor before dipping into your wallet.
Signs That Your Furnace Needs Urgent Repairs
Consistent Foul Odor
Furnaces are widely known for disseminating certain smells based on the exact type of fuel used. Such odors often subside over time but abnormally pungent odors emanating from your unit are tell-tale signs that your furnace isn’t operating in prime efficacy. These pungent odors can be attributed to undetected gas leaks from the furnace. In such a case, promptly get in touch with an HVAC expert to remedy the problem with precision.
Furnaces are precisely built to provide consistent heating for both residential and commercial purposes. If your furnace isn’t producing enough heat as it should, then it definitely needs repairs regardless of its thermostat readings. Inadequate heating is often attributed to leaking duct tapes and defective thermostats that inaccurately transfer information to the furnace.
Dirty Air Filters
If your furnace exhibits clogged air filters, then operating at optimal levels can be a tall order when trying to circumvent reduced airflow. With clogged air filters, energy consumption and power bills will undoubtedly shoot up beyond the norm. Not only that, clogged air filters have a detrimental effect by introducing foreign particles that can adversely affect the quality of your final product.
Malfunctioning Pilot Light
Every furnace possesses a pilot light that regulates its performance depending on its current light emission. Blue color signifies that your furnace isn’t just healthy but operating as expected. However, yellow or red color is indicative that your furnace is experiencing a ventilation problem that needs urgent repair.
Faulty Carbon Monoxide Detector
With the advent in technology, manufacturers have developed high-quality furnaces by installing a carbon-monoxide detector uniquely designed to inform you of the presence of lethal gases. When the detector constantly rings, you must turn your furnace off and ensure that there is sufficient ventilation in the workplace. Afterward, hire a reliable contractor to ascertain the source of the problem and advise on the way forward.
What we do at O.C. McDonald
At O.C. McDonald, we are privileged to have a seasoned team of contractors adept at fixing and replacing worn out furnaces with precision. Their exceptional expertise and tons of experience in identifying common problems associated with furnaces have made us a firm favorite in the business. If your furnace is exhibiting the described signs or more, feel free to contact us at 408-295-2182 and learn how we can restore your furnace to its former glory.